Using buses can be a cash-saving way to get to where you need to go, and it can also be a “green” way to get around versus driving yourself. Bus travel—whether as part of a daily commute or a long journey on an intercity bus—has typically been regarded as a safe mode of travel. However, when these massive vehicles do end up in accidents, the outcome can be devastating. Multiple passengers could be injured or even killed, and if the bus overturns, there are typically no safety belts in place on buses to keep passengers from being flung out of their seats. If you were hurt in a bus accident and want to discuss building a legal case with a bus accident lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to learn more about your rights and options as an accident victim.
Bus crash facts and statistics
According to reports made available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, transit buses and school buses made up the majority of buses in fatality accidents (34 and 40 percent of buses) in 2016, while the percentage of intercity buses involved in deadly crashes was far lower (at 13 percent). There were 227 buses involved in fatality crashes in 2016, resulting in 40 bus occupant deaths that year. Approximately 15,000 people are estimated to have sustained bus crash-related injuries in 2016.
Bus accident victims can file a lawsuit
People who were hurt in a bus crash have the option to file a civil lawsuit in pursuit of financial compensation from the party that was liable for the accident that caused them to become injured. For example, if the bus was found to be defective during the bus company’s inspection but the company disregarded the defect and allowed the bus to be utilized anyway, the bus company could be held legally responsible for any damages to persons or property resulting from their negligent actions. In another example, if the bus driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, the driver could be sued for damages resulting from their negligence.
Horsham bus accident attorneys
If you need a bus accident lawyer in Horsham, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to speak to an experienced attorney who specializes in handling bus crash injury claims. Our team of expert personal injury litigators are available for a no-cost case evaluation if you were hurt in a bus accident. Our attorneys can assist you with pursuing the recovery of damages, which are calculated based on pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident, injury extent and severity, lost wages from being too hurt to work during injury recovery, and medical care costs. The court can then compel the liable party or parties to pay out the damages to you in the form of a cash award—and our attorneys will fight to get you every dime you are entitled to by law. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.